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A forest of symbols : art, science, and truth in the long nineteenth century, Andrei Pop

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A forest of symbols : art, science, and truth in the long nineteenth century
Title
A forest of symbols
Title remainder
art, science, and truth in the long nineteenth century
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Andrei Pop
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Language
eng
Summary
In 'A Forest of Symbols', Andrei Pop presents a groundbreaking reassessment of those writers and artists in the late nineteenth century associated with the Symbolist movement. For Pop, "symbolist" denotes an art that is self-conscious about its modes of making meaning, and he argues that these symbolist practices, which sought to provide more direct access to viewers and readers by constant revision of its material means of meaning-making (brushstrokes on a canvas, words on a page), are crucial to understanding the genesis of modern art. The symbolists saw art not as a social revolution, but as a revolution in sense and how to conceptualize the world. The concerns of symbolist painters and poets were shared to a remarkable degree by theoretical scientists of the period, who were dissatisfied with the strict empiricism dominant in their disciplines, which made shared knowledge seem unattainable. The problem of subjectivity in particular, of what in one's experience can and cannot be shared, was crucial to the possibility of collaboration within science and to the communication of artistic innovation. Pop offers close readings of the literary and visual practices of Manet and Mallarme, of drawings by Ernst Mach, William James and Wittgenstein, of experiments with color by Bracquemond and Van Gogh, and of the philosophical systems of Frege and Russell-filling in a startling but coherent picture of the symbolist heritage of modernity and its consequences. --
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non fiction
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  • Symbolism (Art movement)
  • Art
  • Science and the arts
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A forest of symbols : art, science, and truth in the long nineteenth century, Andrei Pop
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-300) and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface: why symbolism?
  • Symbolisms in the plural
  • Crisis of sense : the French take on Edgar Allan Poe
  • Where do we come from? symbolism's psychologistic roots
  • What are we? a symbolist picture theory
  • Where are we going? consequences of symbolism
  • Conclusion: beyond symbolism
Control code
on1085622834
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781935408369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
W016693
System control number
(OCoLC)1085622834
Label
A forest of symbols : art, science, and truth in the long nineteenth century, Andrei Pop
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Preface: why symbolism?
  • Symbolisms in the plural
  • Crisis of sense : the French take on Edgar Allan Poe
  • Where do we come from? symbolism's psychologistic roots
  • What are we? a symbolist picture theory
  • Where are we going? consequences of symbolism
  • Conclusion: beyond symbolism
Control code
on1085622834
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
315 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781935408369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Stock number
W016693
System control number
(OCoLC)1085622834

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